Russia

Nakhodka

In an obscure corner of Russia’s Far East is a quiet harbor city known as Nakhodka. The area was first discovered in 1859 when a Russian ship seeking shelter in its bay during a storm. Upon finding the peaceful bay, the sailors named it Nakhodka, which means “lucky find.” Five years ago, as a missionary for the Mormon Church, I…

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Faith and Religion, Russia

A Russian Mormon Missionary

An hour before she entered the Missionary Training Center, a Russian Sister Missionary shared the story of her conversion Mormonism and her powerful testimony of Jesus Christ… I met Galena while I was serving my mission in Russia. Since that time, her and I have been close friends. Whenever we hang out, I can’t help but feel of her strong…

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Faith and Religion

Photographs of the Prophet Joseph Smith?

Several photographs have been circulating online, each one claiming to be THE photograph of Joseph Smith. Let’s take a look at some of them: The Scannel Daguerreotype A few years ago, I was in Nauvoo when S. Michael Tracy, author of the book Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again, gave a power-point presentation on a possible photograph of Joseph Smith…

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